Indochina Uncovered Overview

Indochina Uncovered snakes its way through the delights of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, drinking up the culture, cuisine and friendliness of these inspiring countries.

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      AUD $2,795
      EUR €1,925
      GBP £1,615
      NZD $3,110
      ZAR R27,975
      CHF FR2,330
      USD $2,760
      CAD $2,850
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Uncover the delights of Indochina on this South-East Asian adventure

Travel from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, experiencing the delights of northern Thailand, the laidback river lifestyle of Laos and the cultural richness of Vietnam. From the bright lights of Bangkok to the age-old charms of Luang Prabang and the buzz of Hanoi, join us on a voyage of discovery and relaxation. Travel down the mighty Mekong and become acquainted with the tranquillity of remote villages and friendly locals along the way. Sip coffee by the lake in Hanoi, stroll the pristine shoreline around Halong Bay, take in the charming old-world ambiance of Hue and marvel at the hectic pace of life in Ho Chi Minh City. This is an adventure full of beauty and contrast that will introduce you to the delicious cuisine, friendly people, beautiful landscape and cosmopolitan cities of these fascinating countries.

  • Meander down the Mekong
  • Discover the thousands of Buddha statues at the Pak Ou Caves
  • Experience colourful Vientiane

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finish:

    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (7 nts), Hotel (11 nts), Overnight boat (1 nt), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Bus, Longtail boat, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Private minibus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Tuk-Tuk
  • Included activities:

    Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour, Bangkok - Wat Pho temple, Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep temple, Halong Bay - Overnight boat cruise, HCMC - KOTO dinner, HCMC - Mekong Delta day trip, Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum, Hoi An - Ancient town, Hue - Imperial citadel, Hue - Motorbike trip including lunch, Hue - Perfume river cruise and Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue - Royal tomb, Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Waterfalls, Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave, Luang Prabang - Traditional Arts and Ethnology Museum, Vientiane - COPE visit, Vientiane - Wat Sri Saket

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    650kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    AUD $2,795
    EUR €1,925
    GBP £1,615
    NZD $3,110
    ZAR R27,975
    CHF FR2,330
    USD $2,760
    CAD $2,850
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  • Per day from:

    AUD $127
    EUR €87
    GBP £73
    NZD $141
    ZAR R1,271
    CHF FR105
    USD $125
    CAD $129
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Days 1-2 Bangkok

Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.

Days 3-4 Chiang Mai

Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.

Day 5 Chiang Khong

Sitting on the Mekong, Chiang Khong is a quiet town on the Thai side of the Thai-Lao border with beautiful countryside and a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 6 Pakbeng - Mekong River

The Mekong River gently flows through Laos providing food, water and a transport channel for millions, as well as the aesthetic pleasures of life on the river.

Days 7-9 Luang Prabang

Nestled in the hills of northern Laos, the tranquil city of Luang Prabang is studded with ornate temples, brimming with colourful markets and enriched by French colonial architecture.

Days 10-11 Vang Vieng

Surrounded by stunning limestone karst scenery, Vang Vieng is a small haven with fascinating caves to explore, a myriad of water-based activities and a relaxed atmosphere.

Day 12 Vientiane

As the most relaxed capital in South-East Asia, Vientiane is a lovely mix of riverside calm, outstanding temples, fabulous food and charming locals.

Day 13 Hanoi

Hanoi is famous for its tranquil lake settings, French-colonial architecture, ancient temples, delectable cuisine and as the resting place of the revered former leader, Ho Chi Minh.

Days 14-15 Halong Bay/Overnight train

Halong Bay is a place of surreal beauty, with ethereal limestone islands jutting out of jade waters and atmospheric caves and grottoes carved out by time. In the evening we enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets.

Days 16-17 Hue

As the former imperial capital of Vietnam, Hue holds the treasures of Vietnam's royal past and is a curious mix of bustling streets and tranquil settings.

Days 18-19 Hoi An

With lantern-lit streets, vibrant markets, skilled tailors, artisan shops, ancient houses, colourful temples and beautiful smiles, Hoi An is a Vietnamese wonderland.

Days 20-22 Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting and dynamic city brimming with street vendors, cyclos, temples, shops and colonial architecture.
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    • TLSXC
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $2,795
      EUR €1,925
      GBP £1,615
      NZD $3,110
      ZAR R27,975
      CHF FR2,330
      USD $2,760
      CAD $2,850
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